The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Sunday, April 03, 2016

The Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu of Takuma Hisa

Takuma Hisa was a student of both Sokaku Takeda and Morehei Ueshiba in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu before the latter formed his own martial art, Aikido.

Takuma was employed at and had his dojo at a newspaper and had plenty of access to phototographers. Hence, there were a lot of detailed photos of the techniques practiced at his dojo.

His students grew an organization around Takuma and his teachings, with the charter to teach and practice Takuma's techniques as he taught them.

Below is a video of a couple of Russian students from Takuma's lineage demonstrating the Aikijujutsu of Takuma Hisa.





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